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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> awn year -- a one-year-old boy shot. good evening. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am gasia mikaelian. >> a child is one of two people shot after a gunman opened fire in the area of first street and west mcdonalds avenue. ktvu's john fowler is live with a description and a angry
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police chief. john? >> reporter: that's right. i have never seen him so angry. append here when -- happened here when a gunman tried to ambush a bicyclist sprag a dozen -- spraying a dozen shots. >> reporter: the walls and windows of an apartment across the street. >> pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. >> reporter: she saw a policeman carry the toddler. >> he had the baby in his arms. holding his head. >> the police chief comforted the family. >> you have a one-year-old child who is in the arms of the grandparents there, feeding him and bullets come into the house. i am really angry about this. i am sickened. i am appalled. >> reporter: a man was also hit. >> we do have two victims. both appear to be in good condition at this point. >> reporter: police doubled the
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reward offering, $25,000 for the rest of the shoot -- arrest of the shooter. at 6:00 p.m. i spoke to the family and i will tell you what they had to say, their words for the shooter. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >> what happened to that child is why some people are demanding more gun control. ktvu's jade hernandez is live at a rally that is just about to begin. it is not the only one in the bay area. jade? >> reporter: that's right. in a half hour they will march from here and they plan to do that, that push to reduce gun violence. >> reporter: less than 100 days since the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. today president obama took to the podium. >> i haven't forgotten those kids. >> reporter: the president aimed his gun violence
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methitude congress. they will -- the president isn't the only pushing for change. >> i love teaching. >> reporter: they are airing these adds demanding action. more than 100 national events will be held today, including this one in san francisco. >> we have moms whose children were killed 35 days ago. >> reporter: president obama says restrictions can't end gun deaths or violence all together but restrictions make a difference. >> none of these ideas should be controversial. why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult? >> the nra responded, the economy is weak, national debt is mounting, too many americans are out of work.
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president obama's push ended as he hugged the mother whose stood with him today. >> reporter: live tonight, and the rally is expected to start in 30 minutes. we have a few people already ready here. they have signs, protect people, not guns. 2500 dead from gun violence. in 30 minutes we will talk to the marchers, how they plan to march. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> as the gun debate heats up people rallied that san francisco office of senator dianne feinstein today but this was different. they wanted to show their support for the senator for her gun control efforts. harry reid dropped her assault weapons ban from the legislation and she may try to reintroduce it. >> our support on all the hard
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work she shown throughout the process with gun violence protection. she has been having a tough battle and we have her back. >> last week he introduced a bill that would require universal background checks. they could vote on the issue in a couple weeks. documents released today on adam lanza. adam lanza had been stock piling weapons in the months leading up to the massacre. they found a gun safe in his bedroom and found adam lanza killed 26 people inside sandy hook elementary school and took his own life within five minutes of shooting his way into the building -- they found inside guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords. new information in the case against a man accused of
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threatening leland yee. search weren'ts were issued today. the documents say police -- warrants were issued today. the documents say police found thousands of rounds of ammunition in his home. prosecutors say he threatened him over proposed gun control legislation. police seized computers, hard drivers and cell phones. woman is out of the hospital after being struck by a vehicle. she was walking in a parking lot about 11:30 p.m. last night on east 14th and 167th avenue. witnesses say the driver of the car was backing out when she hit the woman. the driver then took off. the chp is checking surveillance video of the incident. the woman was driving a light blue car. broken belt in the bay bridge, today we trked down the manufacturer of the bolts.
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32 bolts popped out of place because the metal is too weak. we spoke with engineers who say the fix will be expensive. they did not have an estimate on how much it will cost. the bolts are made in ohio. they said we are very well aware of the problem and we will work with the american bridge floor and caltrans to revolve the situation. two caltrans technicians faked testing data and charged the state in over time they did not earn. they tested foundations for construction projects. the employees claimed 260 hours of testing they never performed and caltrans has taken no action to determine those project as safe after learning of the reports. they say the bridges are safe. a second person has died in a fiery crash that shut down
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interstate 80 today. we brought you this story on ktvu channel 2 news at noon. it happened on i-80 near old davis road at 10:30 a.m. the westbound lanes are still closed. tom is live as drivers are still being detoured around the crash. tom? >> reporter: we are several miles away from where the accident was but this is the backup. what you are seeing is a steady stream of drivers diverted off i-80, up i-5 to come through town to get on 113 to get back down to i-80. about that accident, here is what happened. >> the after market of the deadly crash, the big rig caught fire after hitting a car head on. they are incinerated. the driver escaped with minor
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injuries but the driver inside the car was dead. >> it was discovered there was a second victim in the car that was hit head on. out of the crash we have two fatal victims. >> the accident happened because the truck driver was distracted and lost control. >> he was eating and started choking. lost consciousness and drifted on to the shoulder. his rig came across all of the eastbound lanes. >> reporter: he hit two cars. then smashed into had westbound lanes hitting the car. this video was taken moments later by a driver who said the rig barely missed her car. that close call left her shaky. drivers suffered minor to moderate injuries but they survived as did the truck driver who is under investigation and could face charges. >> reporter: the chp says the driver could potentially face a manslaughter charge but that is not determined yet, it is still
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under investigation. the roadway is still closed through davis westbound. caltrans is checking the quality of the surface. they areoping to open -- are hoping to open two lanes. car thief who was shot by san jose police is expected to survive. this is the city's third officer involved shooting this month. it happened yesterday afternoon after police stopped the stolen car. investigators say the woman driving put the car in reverse and then drove towards the officers. one officer was struck by the car but got off a shot that hit the woman. the officer was hurt but he will be okay. new night at 5:00 p.m., a break in involving several cases of wine.
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ktvu's john sasaki sin san francisco and tells us this wine was worth a lot of money. john? >> reporter: frank, that is right. this is a $5 bottle and each bottle was worth 200 times that amount. details are sketchy but it was tuesday that someone broke into this building in san francisco and into fine wines international. they stole 80 80 bottles of wine, more than $100,000. they have been here for more than 30 years. their less pricy bottles cost $20,000 a case and one costs $37,000 a case. police are trying to find out if this was a crime of opportunity or something else. >> when someone breaks in, you never know what they will get and the police department always looks into whether or not this place was cased, was
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it a random act or inside job. that is something the police department always looks at. >> reporter: police want to hear from anyone who may have seen something here the other night. live in san francisco, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. chevron reduced the bonehouse ceo will -- bonus the ceo will receive due to the fire in august. they cut the bonus by 10% in response to recent accidents, including the fire and the spill in 2011. he made $25 million last year. on wall street today, the s&p is up 6 to 1,569. an all time high. 4 points above the old record. the dow is up 52 to 14,578. the nasdaq is up 11 at 3,267. it hasn't happened in san francisco in nearly 40 years.
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in san francisco they cut the ribbon on the newest fire station. ktvu's mike mibach tells us how the station came about. mike? >> reporter: coming together and meeting with the fire community, we will get to more on that in a bit. this is truck one. impressive site. we are in the middle of the new fire house, new equipment, a new piece of machinery. because of it it helps fill the tanks, this is what they put on their backs. not every fire house has this.
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we are not in the middle of your average fire house. >> reporter: station 1. 17,000 calls a year. 46 a day. >> one of the busiest stations in the nation. >> one of the newest. >> i have six years old the last time we opened a new fire house. >> reporter: 40 years later a new station. the old fire house is now closed and aging alone. >> a place that was not safe for a 24/7 operation. >> the museum of modern art. >> this was a fantastic gift from the sky. >> reporter: he says the museum is filled with collections and looking to expand out and up. where he wanted to go, into old station one and now it can. >> we would build a new fire
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station in exchange for having the facility there for our station one on howard street. we made this exchange. the city wins both ways. >> you are getting a replacement of a fire station, you are getting a more modern fire station. >> shower, generator that could power the station for three days during a emergency and much more. >> we remain committed to continuing our mission, protect the lives and property of the people we serve. >> reporter: and the old station 1 will get demolished next month. live at the new station 1 in san francisco, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. students in san jose held a march this morning honoring seizer chavez -- caesar chavez. this is the 20th year students held the march. >> i think they should remember
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why he is celebrated, especially in this community. he had his root here and i think it needs start in the schools. >> the school district held a contest in which students wrote speeches and made posters. nelson mandela is in the hospital. the 94-year-old former president was taken to the hospital this morning for a lung infection. he is responding well to treatment. he is vulnerable to respiratory problems problems. the current president is asking people to pray for nelson mandela's recovery. national health group is pushing for healthier meals for kids at restaurants. they released a report that says 97% of the meals targeted at children are unhealthy. they point tafoods like chick
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-- to foods like chicken nuggets, pasta and whole milk. >> so kids can find something they like. >> some kids meals offer as many calories in one meal as kids should eat the entire day. subway was the only one that offered healthy choices for children. >> reporter: google is rolling out a same day delivery service for a limited amount of people. you can apply to test it out. shoppers can get same day delivery. shoppers can choose delivery time windows. google is working with companies but all drivers will wear google uniforms. apple filed for a patten that shows they are experimenting with a device that is all screen.
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users would hover their hand over the device rather than use buttons. it was filed in september of 2011 and published today. san jose based cisco layed off 500 people this week. they have 73,000 workers. that is less than 1% of its work force. the layoffs effect people involved with data center business development. no word on whether they were from the bay area. a team of aviators is getting ready to fly the world's first solered power plane in the plane, the solar impulse. the plane has 12,000 solar panels. the pilot says he hopes to inspire the imagination of young people. >> we want it inspire the young
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generations, inspire them to become pioneers. find their position and develop their passion. >> the solar impulse will make test flights over the south bay in the coming weeks and take off for its trip in may. things shaped up -- shaped up all right. let's go to our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> we got some this morning and then boom, the sun comes out. feels like a separate day. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. plenty of sunshine. warm out there after a cool start. a mess out in the pacific. in terms of organization, here is the low center i am tracking. it will move off shore tomorrow. it stays off shore and sunday, and into -- saturday and sunday, it moves on shore. that is our best bet for showers. drag, too. we need the rain and we are not going to get it. we will get showers.
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scattered showers. wet. we won't get the rain we need to have an impact on the season. you can see some of the activity in the mountains. there is snow falling at higher elevations. we have rain and showers on five. showers. reports of thundershowers and we have a chance of a thundershowers into the next 24, 48 hours. a slight chance but it is in the forecast. 70 antioch. 72 livermore. it is warm out there. it started off gloomy and wet. some areas got rain this morning. light scattered showers, slowing some folks on the morning commute. here is the system. into the weekend, it gets closer to us. draws more clouds in. the bay area saturday and sunday, that is when the best bet for showers will be. scattered showers, saturday evening, as we go into the bay area holiday weekend. tomorrow? the high-pressure system hangs
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off shore. temperatures tomorrow will be warmer than they were today. more sunshine. over night, low 50s. a mild start to your friday. things warm up. plenty sunshine friday. mid-70s. when i come back, specific forecast highs for your friday. and then we look that bay area weekend and we will do the model through saturday and sunday so you can time out what you got going on this weekend. >> thank you. >> not just drunk drivers who pose a threat, the push to increase the punishment for those under the influence of drugs. >> not a criminal man, this person may be one of the most buggalist ever and we have the -- buggallests ever and we have the video to prove it. . some things will. save up to 20% on an ikea kitchen.
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new information on the double fatal crash we told you about in davis. we learned the westbound lanes of interstate 80 have reopened. the lanes had been shut down since this crash at 10:30 a.m. this morning. the chp said a driver was eating and started choking and passed out before crashing into traffic. police are looking for ang attempted burglary suspect. this is surveillance video released yesterday. a man, he looks inside, walks
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away, comes back and throws a rock at the door. that triggered an alarm. the man runs away and falls down. a newspaper posted this video on youtube. it got 50,000 views in 24 hours. >> lawmakers, community groups and organizations are trying to get support for a bill that would ma'am -- amonday california's vehicle -- amend california's vehicle cold. >> the california office of traffic safety released a study that revealed more drivers are driving with drugs than with alcohol. >> one person killed by a drugged driver was a chp officer. in 2010 he was on duty when he was hit by a driver who was under the influence of marijuana but the driver was acquitted because the jury couldn't decide if the crash happened because of drugs or because he fell asleep at the
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wheel. >> we are hoping it gets passed. he had to give up his life but he is saving more lives because of it. >> 17 other states already have similar laws on the books. the california law would exempt drugs for which the driver has a prescription. it will head to the committee sometime by the end of the month. the pentagon is reducing the number of furlough days from 22 days to 14 days. that effects more than 62,000 62,000 employees in california. they cut $43 billion without relying on rloughs. >> this is better news but we are not going going to be able to eliminate furloughs. >> they will start in june
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instead of april. it is a day todemand reduction of -- to demand reduction of gun violence. >> it is april, the most important snow survey of the year, how bad is it? take a look.
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. back now to the rally that is just beginning where people are demanding more gun control which they say will help reduce violence. one of many rallies across the country. ktvu's jade hernandez is there with what people are saying. jade? >> reporter: frank a small
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crowd is already gathered. we are live here in palo alto and the marchers are already brought their signs. they are ready to march tonight. and you can see the sign here, protect children, not guns. this is one of the hundreds of rallies and marches to demand action to reduce gun violence across the country. the reason for this, congress will vote on penalties for people who illegally sell guns. the nra said the president is trying to please the fringe by backing gun restrictions. those that gathered here they have a message, they want background checks. you can see the signs. look at that. 120,000 gun as year not in unsafe hands. support universal background
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checks. all of those people here who gathered are going to march right here in palo alto. that march is about to get underway. as soon as we have more from the site we will interview a few of those who will march tonight. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. congresswoman nancy pelosi touchdown on a need for more gun control legislation. nancy pelosi said gun control is related to child care, both are about the safety of children. >> not just about the tragedy of newtown, connecticut, but also what happens every day across america. whether lives are taken, and they are, but also the climate of violence that some of america's children live in. >> nancy pelosi talked about the need to provide more child
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care for working parents. texas senator spoke against the measures. >> they want to ban guns that law-abiding americans use to protect their homes. >> they are among three senators who promised to filibuster the democrat's measures. a tough message to north korea from the united states. the u.s. flew two bombers over south korea part of a military exercise. a south korean news agency say the bomb -- shows the bombers in flight. they flew 6500 miles from missouri to south korea and the u.s. says the mission by the planes shows -- demonstrates the u.s. ability to conduct long range precision strikes.
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deadly attack at as airian university -- syrian university. a government run tv station shows blood on the floor, tables and chairs turned upside. no one claimed responsibility for the attack but rebel attacks have been common in syria in recent weeks. the supreme court's ruling on proposition 8 and the defense of marriage act are months away but time magazine proclaims gay marriage already won. there were two different covers. the cover on the left features a married couple from new york. the one on the right is a couple from southern california. time says it chronicles how gay marriage went from inconceivable to inevitable. gloomy, how officials drive our snow pack and the outlook
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for the summer water supply. ktvu's ken pritchett is live where they conducted the survey. he has the results and who is being told to cut back on their water use. ken? >> reporter: to see snow from our location you have to look off to distant peaks. there is not much snow to speak of. there were several cameras today. >> april is the most comprehensive. >> reporter: it typically happens when it is at its peak. with snow this low, it takes extra effort. the snow pack is 32% of normal for this date. >> so clearly not good news. >> reporter: statewide the snow pack is 52% of normal. this after much of california experienced a record dry
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january. february and march. this is where they did the survey today. there is the mark that pole left last night. you can still see it. the survey for april is important because it marks the beginning of the snow melt. with rising rivers it is well under way. the upside, reservoirs remain relatively full. still officials are urging conservation. >> a lot of the ag users have been put on notice they will be cut back. >> reporter: with that almost no snow in 2013, our snow pack is about the same as last year. the reason is we had quite a bit of snow fall in december and that is making up the snow pack right now. we have had two dry years, if we have a third dry year that
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could spell trouble for water supply. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. there is something new in the trees that oakland zoo. they opened their newest exhibit today, animals of the trees. three south america species. zoo says it is the first north america zoo to put it together. they are small primates and they are a relative of the raccoon. both are active during the day. some government conferences are coming under fire, why congress started to investigate them and how much they cost taxpayers. >> and the boys of summer are back. we will take you to at&t park where the giants and a's will face-off. >> and our ktvu channel 2 news ipad app is ready todownload --
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>> reporter: sources inside the house over site committee are investigating the most expensive government trips in recent years and we saw it front and center. one in 2009 and one in 2011. each cost taxpayers $3,000 per attendee. more expensive than the 2010 conference in las vegas. $822,000 total. fine food, music and a clown. the congressman said he is not sure what he will find. >> that is fine. got golf outings, clowns. it looks more like play than work. >> reporter: he is suspicious because of our investigation of the postal service conference in california. cost $2 million and included a gulf outing and a dinner event.
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we asked several agencies for details about the san francisco event. we are waiting for responses. they are probing conferences in rio. cancun. >> significant attention to this matter and a lot of aggressive action to cut back. >> reporter: the obama administration reduced spending by $2 million. they are sniffing around the san francisco trips. they cost too much money. scott mcfarlane, ktvu channel 2 news. a survey commissioned for california's healthcare exchange said some premiums will go up next year under the sanderson -- under the affordable care act. the report says insurance rates
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in california will go up 9% even without the federal changes. he is taking steps to sue espn for reporting sex abuse claims against him. in 2011 they reported allegation of sex abuse by two ball boys that lead to a federal investigation and fine being fired. they dropped their investigation last year because of inefficient evidence. espn said they stand by their reporting. >> the orange and black are back, why some people are hoping the giants do not win tonight's game. >> at&t park tonight, there are showers in your holiday weekend forecast. all the details, the time line coming up.
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the first game of the bay bridge series between the a's and the giants. the world champions san francisco giants. >> paul chambers is live at at&t park. baseball is back. >> reporter: this is the giants return home since winning a world series. this game is a big game. has the people divided. >> reporter: hours before the game workers finished the final preps on the field. outside fans lined up to get a
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look at their favorite players. giants players took time to sign autographs. >> he is a cool pitcher. worth the wait. nice. >> the excitement can be felt around the park as businesses show their support. it seemed everywhere you look you see the orange and black are back. >> i have been waiting for them. just let my town. >> reporter: the giants returned home. souvenir stands can open up and make a profit and make local artists famous and save you money. >> we get them straight from the artist. we get a good deal. we sell the shirts for $10. >> reporter: we were hard pressed to find an a's fan but he showed up. giants on top but the a's are close to his heart. >> bay area fan. >> reporter: one woman is
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thrilled to take him to his first game. >> passing by my excitement to him and he is excited and he will pass it on to generations. >> reporter: this is the first of a three game series. tomorrow's game also in san francisco and saturday is in oakland. first pitch tonight at 7:15 p.m. a lot of fans are ready for the win and who knows, everyone is happy. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. he was arrested and charged for gun possession in new york. he is from gilroy. he was arrested after he declared the weapon as he was about to board a flight. he told employees it was not loaded. the source says he has a permit to carry a gun in california but not in new york. the man who won last year's powerball jackpot is finding it
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short by $29,000. he won the powerball jackpot after taxes, $152 million. new jersey is taking almost 30,000 because that is how much he owes in child support. in cases like this the lottery division will take money out before the winnings are released. in florida a dozen real estate agencies who won the powerball decided to share with a new employee. she opted out because she hadn't gotten her first pay check first and money was too tight. each of the 12 expects to take home $83,000. the star wars exhibit arrived in san jose. >> hello. what do we have here?
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>> he welcomed visitors. it is called star wars where science meets imagination. he says the franchise stood the test of time since the first movie prepare -- premiered. >> it is amazing. phenomenon. 33 years. >> it includes artifacts from the movies. san jose is the last stop on the tour. let's talk about our weather. got rain this morning, bill, and we saw at&t park, what are they looking at? >> they are in good shape. wind out there. beautiful night at the park. a shower north of here. some east of here. maybe a sprinkle or drizzle or something but you are in good shape. these are the highs from today. it was warm. especially away from the water.
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76 in morgan hill. 73 in livermore. oakland 70 degrees today. pretty warm. started off, not a nice day. weird all week. this is why. you see all the activity just kind of coming our way. nothing organizing this. that is why we are not seeing sigerant rainfall. -- significant rainfall. this low-pressure system starts to track. i have been talking about it all week. it has been throwing up moisture. on saturday afternoon into sunday, we see more traditional showers. even shows, not expecting a ton of showers. rainy through sunday, scattered showers. so cloudy and a chance of a sprinkle. that is tonight. warmer tomorrow. there could be a spray sprinkle but warm with more sunshine
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tomorrow. the weekend, the strongest dynamics get here. 70s and 80s. couple 80s south of san jose. mostly 70s. lots of 60s. the model, i have been waiting for this, friday morning, more sunshine. friday afternoon the clouds come in. watch this. there it goes. saturday morning. here comes the low. saturday evening. saturday 10:00 news. break, sunday morning and more behind that sunday afternoon. saturday night into sunday morning, your best bet for showers. sunday morning wet. eastern afternoon, sunday, not so bad. maybe clouds. showers. maybe like yesterday. 70s tomorrow. warmer day. more sunshine. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, there you go, this rain, it is not going to add up to much. we are not doing good. >> wish we could pack it into
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one over night session -- [ talking at the same time ] >> rain, rain, rain and we could call it a day. but no. >> thank you. vandals are targeting a symbol of peace in the bay area. see how an alley in san francisco is serving as a form of therapy for war veterans. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids?
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a alley way in san francisco is now servic as a refuge for veterans. they are painting stories on the wall. their unique form of therapy. >> it is a mural project i created with a homeless veteran. last year and a half we have been painting on 8 buildings, our own individual stories. >> the reason behind the project that it shares with the community the full cost of war. >> where this mural project is located you see tourists come here and they see the stories veterans put on the wall and they learn something and they take it back to their home
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country. that is very meaningful. >> there you go. >> when we painted this mural we said that once we got better numbers, updated numbers, we would come back and update that number. the number that we have in the alley right now, 31 attempts of suicides daily by u.s. veterans and 22 are successful daily. >> we know that as more and more veterans come out and our telling their stories, we know the walls will be painted for years. a symbol of peace and kindness in san francisco has been targeted by vandals again. the gandhi statue is behind the ferry building and now it has a broken walking staff and no
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glasses. the staff was snapped off last year and the glasses stolen in february. they have been stolen four times within the past 10 years. >> we spoke to the father of a one-year-old who was shot today, we will hear from him in a few minutes. every 45 minutes a car is stolen in one bay area city, the trend behind this statistic. >> we get a peak inside yosemite's village, the changes that were made so the cabins can be reopened to visitors.


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